Khumbu Icefall

The Khumbu Icefall is one of the largest glaciers in Nepal, it is located in the Solukhumbu region of northeastern Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ride. With an elevation of 4,900 m (16, 100 feet) at its terminus to 7,600 m (24,900 feet) at its source, it is the world’s highest glacier The Khumbu Glacier is followed for the final part of the trail to one of the Everest Base Camps. The start of the glacier is the western Cwm near Everest. The glacier has a large Icefall called the Khumbu Icefall, at the west end of the lower Western Cwm. This Icefall is the first major and among the more dangerous on the standard south col route to the Everest summit. Seeing the Khumbu icefall-glacier is the highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trekking.